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Wow. The news broke around the world yesterday that KBS kicked JYJ off the list of performers to promote the New 7 Wonders despite the trio being honorary ambassadors to Jeju Island's New 7 Wonders (N7W) campaign. Now comes word that they were tossed so that at least two current SM Entertainment (SM) artists could be a part of the show.
JYJ's CJeS Entertainment is demanding an official apology from KBS and said they plan to take their complaint to the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). In addition, CJeS is reportedly considering taking legal action as well over KBS's decision.
As was stated in an earlier post, KBS sent JYJ a letter of cancellation just 4 days before the show. Two of the members are currently acting in dramas and the respective crew's entire schedules were set to accommodate the KBS-backed concert.
If that weren't enough of a slap in the face, KBS reportedly announced that current SM artists SNSD and f(x), both girl groups, will replace the trio. Needless to say, this left many people scratching their heads. Despite how popular some claim the two groups are, their inclusion has been treated like a joke to many who have been watching this play out.